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Trolls on Twitter make false claims of being assaulted while seeing 'Black Panther'

Trolls on Twitter make false claims of being assaulted while seeing 'Black Panther'

As Marvel’s latest superhero movie, “Black Panther,” draws praise and rakes in millions of dollars at the box office, Twitter trolls have emerged across the country attempting to stoke racial division
Did You Hear ...? 'Black Panther' roars, Aniston and Theroux call it quits and more from the week in entertainment

Did You Hear ...? 'Black Panther' roars, Aniston and Theroux call it quits and more from the week in entertainment

A superhero made a statement, a celebrity couple split, and the star of a hit TV show got let go. Here’s all that news and more from this week in entertainment. 'Black Panther' flexes its
Essential Arts & Culture: Art and guns, the Obama portraits and 'Urban Light' turns 10

Essential Arts & Culture: Art and guns, the Obama portraits and 'Urban Light' turns 10

Urban lights, presidential portraits and art and guns. It’s been a quite a week in the culture arena. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, with the week’s essential arts
Weinstein Co. board fires president and COO David Glasser 'for cause'

Weinstein Co. board fires president and COO David Glasser 'for cause'

Weinstein Co.’s president and chief operating officer, David Glasser, has been fired “for cause,” the New York entertainment company’s board of directors said Friday night, in the latest twist for
Saturday's TV highlights and weekend talk shows: 'Planet Earth: Blue Planet II' on BBC America

Saturday's TV highlights and weekend talk shows: 'Planet Earth: Blue Planet II' on BBC America

SERIES Final Space This preview of the new animated series, which premieres Feb. 26, is an interstellar comedy created by independent filmmaker, actor, comedian and entrepreneur Olan Rogers and
Byrds co-founder Chris Hillman salutes Tom Petty with 'Wildflowers'

Byrds co-founder Chris Hillman salutes Tom Petty with 'Wildflowers'

“This is for Tom,” Chris Hillman announced from the stage of the Troubadour in West Hollywood, and that’s all he said before launching into his rendition of Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers” three weeks after
Calendar Letters: Give Gloria some credit

Calendar Letters: Give Gloria some credit

Regarding “Seeing Allred” [Feb. 9]: Gloria Allred accepted our marriage case when no LGBT legal organization would. Her firm did it pro bono. They were the first law firm to file in the case that
Classic Hollywood: Trailblazer Ida Lupino, a woman for her time — and ours

Classic Hollywood: Trailblazer Ida Lupino, a woman for her time — and ours

Born Feb. 4, 1918, Ida Lupino would have been a good fit for 2018. Describing herself as “the poor man’s Bette Davis,” the actress turned down roles she didn’t want and spent the subsequent
Nothing special about Korean crime comedy 'Detective K: Secret of the Living Dead'

Nothing special about Korean crime comedy 'Detective K: Secret of the Living Dead'

Through three films now, director Kim Suk-yoon’s “Detective K” series — based on Kim Tak-hwan’s novels — have had at least one reliably entertaining component. The give-and-take between the brilliant
The teen drama 'Everything Sucks' lives up to its name

The teen drama 'Everything Sucks' lives up to its name

What would “Stranger Things” look like if it took place in the ’90s, replaced its sci-fi plot line with a love story and employed a more forgettable cast? It would likely resemble the new teen drama
Adorning Wakanda: Meet Douriean Fletcher, the jewelry designer for 'Black Panther'

Adorning Wakanda: Meet Douriean Fletcher, the jewelry designer for 'Black Panther'

Douriean Fletcher is the specialty jewelry designer for Marvel Studio's "Black Panther." She looked to put meaning into pieces she used on set and in her retail line inspired by the new film.
TV This Week, Feb. 18-24: The BAFTAs, 'The Last Rhino' and more

TV This Week, Feb. 18-24: The BAFTAs, 'The Last Rhino' and more

SUNDAY Coverage of the “2018 Winter Olympics” in PyeongChang, South Korea, continues throughout the week and concludes Feb. 25. Various times, NBC, CNBC, NBC Sports Network and USA The former host of
Anna Deavere Smith talks about taking on real people and Shondaland

Anna Deavere Smith talks about taking on real people and Shondaland

Sunday Conversation: Actress-playwright Anna Deavere Smith chats about her upcoming HBO special 'Notes From the Field,' adapted from her one-woman stage show, as well her appearances on 'black-ish'
Delicious Pizza carries on the Delicious Vinyl music tradition

Delicious Pizza carries on the Delicious Vinyl music tradition

Dough. Cheese. Sauce. All three words can double as slang for money and influence in the pop and hip-hop universe. But brothers Mike and Rick Ross have since 2015 taken a more literal approach with
Fiercely independent filmmaker Sally Potter returns with 'The Party'

Fiercely independent filmmaker Sally Potter returns with 'The Party'

Sally Potter’s office is tucked away in East London near Haggerston Park, encompassing several floors in an old building where the British filmmaker both lives and works. Removed from the corporate
Overrated/Underrated: 'Somebody Feed Phil,' and the how long is long enough for a farewell tour?

Overrated/Underrated: 'Somebody Feed Phil,' and the how long is long enough for a farewell tour?

UNDERRATED “Somebody Feed Phil” on Netflix: In a food and FOMO-obsessed TV landscape that’s given a show to almost every chef with a passport, there’s something refreshing about this series led by
Angela Bassett has always walked boldly into roles, including Ramonda in 'Black Panther'

Angela Bassett has always walked boldly into roles, including Ramonda in 'Black Panther'

“I like showing up in different ways, in different places,” Angela Bassett admits, reflecting on her truly varied acting career. The New York-born actress, 59, has never really played roles by type.
'Black Panther' set for record February opening after pulling in $25.2-million Thursday night

'Black Panther' set for record February opening after pulling in $25.2-million Thursday night

“Black Panther,” the latest superhero blockbuster from Marvel Studios, grossed a massive $25.2 million in ticket sales from preview shows Thursday in the U.S. and Canada to set a February record,
Reboots, revivals, remakes, comebacks, reimaginations take center stage — again

Reboots, revivals, remakes, comebacks, reimaginations take center stage — again

In the beginning was the work. And the work begat the sequel, begat the franchise. Thus, your "Iliad," your "Odyssey." Your Old Testament and New. Your "Sherlock Holmes," "Sherlock" and "Elementary."
Gary Oldman on absorbing the energy of awards season

Gary Oldman on absorbing the energy of awards season

We’re coming to the end of what is essentially a six-month conveyor belt for awards season contenders. It can be glamorous. But it’s also a grind. "This has all taken some getting used to," Gary